Collection Acc4249 - George Godfrey photograph : [ca. 1890 ?]

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George Godfrey photograph : [ca. 1890 ?]

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CA PCA Acc4249

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  • Copied 1992 (Reproduction)
  • [ca. 1890 ?] (Creation)
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1 photograph

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The collection consists of one photograph of George Godfrey, ca. 1890[?] taken from an unidentified publication.

George "Old Chocolate" Godfrey was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 1852, the son of William Godfrey and Sarah Byers. He migrated to Boston about 1870, trained as a boxer, and in 1879 won a local competition which marked the beginning of a lengthy professional career as a prizefighter. By 1883 he had eliminated all challengers to the title of American black heavyweight champion. Undefeated until 1888, he continued to fight until 1895 when he turned to teaching and ran a boxing school at Scollay Square in Boston. He died of tuberculosis on 17 October 1901.

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NO RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS

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PERMISSION FOR USE AND REPRODUCTION IS REQUIRED FROM THE PUBLIC ARCHIVES AND RECORDS OFFICE; QUESTIONS REGARDING COPYRIGHT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER

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SEE ALSO: For further information about George Godfrey see Acc4248: Black Islanders: Prince Edward Island's historical black community, by Jim Hornby

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The photograph is located in the photograph binders in the Reading Room

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